Donnelly College

Tel: (913)621-6070
442 students
Private not-for-profit

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Donnelly College, located in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas, is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The College was established in 1949 to meet the needs of urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on “those who might not otherwise be served.” Today, Donnelly continues that tradition by providing access and affordable education within a culture that promotes student success and by serving as the region’s only federally designated Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution. Our community is proud of the rich racial and ethnic diversity of our students, staff and faculty and how that diversity supports our learning environment. Through a strong general education curriculum integrated with career-oriented majors, Donnelly College offers programs leading to bachelor and associate degrees and certificates. To find out more, please visit
School Highlights:
Donnelly College serves 442 students (57% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Donnelly College is one of 2 community colleges within Wyandotte County, KS.
The nearest community college is Concorde Career Colleges (4.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Donnelly College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 442 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
442 students
1,287 students
Donnelly College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
254 students
832 students
Donnelly College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 188 students
1,021 students
Donnelly College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Donnelly College sch enrollment Donnelly College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Donnelly College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Donnelly College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Donnelly College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Donnelly College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Donnelly College More (2009-2012)
Donnelly College sch ethnicity Donnelly College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.63 0.45
Donnelly College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,579 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,579 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,579 $5,890
Donnelly College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,579 $10,050
Donnelly College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Donnelly maintains an open admissions policy. Any high-school graduate or GED holder, as well as individuals meeting appropriate testing standards, is eligible to enroll. Donnelly's growing campus also offers both a men's and women's residence hall. These fully-furnished rooms include free wireless Internet, cable TV and laundry facilities. To view a sample room, visit Small College. Big Future.

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